Case Numbers for Harper County
Last Update: 09/25/2020
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Case numbers include both confirmed and probable cases. A confirmed case is defined as a person who tested positive by molecular testing for COVID-19. A probable case is defined by KDHE as a)presumptive lab evidence (serology) with COVID-19 symptoms or epi-linked to a confirmed case, or b) no lab testing with COVID-19 symptoms and epi-linked to a confirmed case. Case counts are preliminary and subject to verification.
KDHE has launched the Hero Relief Program. Kansas is offering financial support to help essential workers who require child care or health care for the worker or family during the pandemic. Here is a link for more information: http://ksherorelief.com
**If you are a positive case, the people that live in the same house as you will need to quarantine for an additional 14 days after your isolation ends. This means they should not attend school, work, or go to any places outside of the house. Please call the Harper County Health Department if you have questions about this.
**Si es un caso positivo, las personas que viven en la misma casa que usted deberán ponerse en cuarentena durante 14 días adicionales después de que termine su aislamiento. Esto significa que no deben asistir a la escuela, trabajar o ir a ningún lugar fuera de la casa. Llame al Departamento de Salud del Condado de Harper si tiene preguntas al respecto.
The Harper County Health Department may/will not release further information on patients. We are tasked with notifying any contacts of the confirmed cases. We continue to recommend all people with symptoms associated with COVID-19 call their medical provider and we continue to collaborate with the health care providers in our community.
- We are encouraging everyone above the age of 2 years to…
- Wear a mask when out in public
- Practice social distancing of six feet or more
- Wash hands frequently
- Avoid large gatherings
- Stay home if you are ill
- For more information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones, please go to the following web address: https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/225/How-to-protect-yourself-and-others
- Use this link for a KDHE statewide map and Kansas COVID-19 information:
- Please continue to help slow the spread by...
- Staying home if you are sick
- Wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your face
- Wear a mask in public settings
- Maximize physical distance (6 feet or more) in public settings
- Avoid socializing with large groups
- Follow quarantine guidelines following travel or when instructed by health officials
URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH RELEASE:
There is a potential COVID-19 exposure risk, if you attended the Harper County Fair August 5-8th or visited the Harper Laundromat from August 8-12th.
Please call your healthcare provider if you experience any signs of COVID-19. Symptoms include: fever, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of smell or loss of taste, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
You should monitor for 14 days after the last date that you were at one of these locations.
We have seen a sharp increase of COVID-19 cases in Harper County in the last few days and week. We are investigating a cluster, but several of the cases do not have an identified exposure point. Some of the cases have had typical to severe COVID-19 symptoms while others have had symptoms consistent with a minor cold.
If at all possible, please limit your exposure to other people-including family and friends that do not live in your house. If you need to be out, practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash hands frequently and stay home if you are having any symptoms (even mild).